09
Apr

Some #animal #art for class. #deer #cow. #artistsontumblr

04/09/14 at 12:02AM
#deer    #artistsontumblr    #art    #cow    #animal   
28
Mar

Happy birthday, Maya!  

It’s her character, Franny, from her webcomic, Monster Pop! (with some Rococo flair from me)  I’ll give you the original next time we meet - and I’ll show you that Jeffrey Buttle photo book.

03/28/14 at 2:03PM
#maya kern    #isthatwhatyoumint    #monster pop    #monster pop!    #rococo    #art   
09
Feb

My new job hasn’t left much time for drawing or writing (or anything).  This is pretty much everything I’ve done since October.  What you saw during those months was all a queue, but it’s run out now.  Sorry.

02/09/14 at 2:28PM
#art    #original    #art block    #depression    #genomancer    #wrath and pardon    #rivek    #willow    #leviathan prep    #colton whittier    #romulus grey   
08
Feb

Rivek in modern clothing.  I imagine he’d be some minor son of a New York cartel leader who bar-tends at his family front and moonlights as a hitman.

02/08/14 at 1:30PM
#original    #art    #au    #bartender    #mafia    #rivek    #genomancer    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon   
07
Feb

I’ve been reading too much Norse mythology on Wikipedia and watched too many episodes of Vikings, so I drew Willow in some wilding gear with her birdy-boo.  

This piece will be on sale ($85) at The Hive Gallery's non-themed show in Downtown LA on February 8.

02/07/14 at 3:00PM
#art    #original    #wilding    #viking    #willow    #mondigan    #genomancer    #wrath and pardon   
19
Jan

Sherlock is back! *screams*

01/19/14 at 4:06PM
#sherlock    #bbc    #sherlock holmes    #john watson    #johnlock    #art    #fanart   
19
Jan
surelox asked:
hi! long time fan here - i was hoping to gain some advice. i recently left an undergrad in engineering to go into design (specifically industrial or crafts and i'm looking into visual arts as well) and was wondering for any tips on developing my portfolio + things to do and avoid + perhaps if you're willing to share what your portfolio contained. thanks for your help!!

I think, because you’re just entering the visual field, you should try a lot of aspects.  Especially in school, there’s plenty of time to experiment. Cover the basics (perspective, anatomy, color, composition, etc), but find some part you’re really passionate about (character design, prop design, storyboarding, etc).

In the end, your portfolio should showcase your specialty and give a clear idea of what you want to do.  Try for an 80%/20% split.

If you’re curious, here is my web portfolio and my print portfolio.  The print one is more targeted, so I show that off first and people go to the website to see more.

01/19/14 at 3:39PM
#surelox    #faq    #art school    #art   
10
Jan

Happy New Year!  Here are some Harry Potter pieces, a string of obsessive fanart started by the Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood I did for Ladies of Literature.  I intend on making this a series of bookmarks for the upcoming con season.

01/10/14 at 9:53AM
06
Jan
Anonymous asked:
I believe it was you who owned this. What is that thing you wear on your hand and wrist to support your wrist and also not smudge your artwork? I'm in need of one

Yes, I wear a brace when drawing to prevent RSI.  Different people like different styles, but since mine’s preventative, I use this minimal one.  There are more on the company website, though.

I got it at a local drugstore.  At least in the United States, this brand is widely available over the counter, but I’m sure there are many options in most pharmacies.

01/06/14 at 9:30PM
#faq    #Anonymous    #art    #tutorial    #wrist brace   
05
Jan

I like to imagine Will comes up with a million slightly-insulting-but-mostly-endearing nicknames for Rivek, mostly along the lines of “Feathers” and “Birdbrain.”

Rivek just calls her “Dearling.” (Get it? “Deer”? Hurrhurr. Double entendre FTW.)

The worse I feel, the more I just want to draw cute things. Quick doodle from when I was at the doctor (HK has an amazing and affordable healthcare compared to the US).

Let me just get paid to draw kawaii smooches all day.

01/05/14 at 6:24AM
#art    #original    #artists on tumblr    #genomancer    #rivek    #willow    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan   
03
Jan

Toriayne looked at the sky in wonder.  He shivered despite his fur-lined coat.  Five years in the desert had made him weak to the cold.  He whispered, “It’s been so long since I’ve seen snow.”  

Bohren wrapped his arms around the tailor’s shoulders.  ”Well, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you smile.”

—-

A while ago, someone requested I draw my characters in winter gear, so I decided to do a different pairing than usual (a.k.a. Britney's favorite pairing).

01/03/14 at 10:13PM
#bl    #snow    #christmas    #winter    #art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #bohren    #toriayne   
31
Dec

Happy New Year from Hong Kong! Lots of noise from downstairs (and French from a neighboring rooftop). Here are the sketches I did at the Singapore sketchjam.

Sure is colder here than I expected.

12/31/13 at 8:19AM
#james mcavoy    #xmen    #pacific rim    #thranduil    #emma frost    #original    #art    #rivek    #perrin    #mika    #genomancer    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan    #life    #travel    #singapore    #hong kong   
30
Dec

The Queen of Swords!

The Hive Gallery (729 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA) invited me to participate in their upcoming Tarot Art Show!  I am so honored!  

Opening night is SaturdayJanuary 4th, 8-11:30PM  , and Art Walk is Thursday, January 9th.  The original will be available for purchase ($670).

12/30/13 at 12:15PM
#tarot    #swords    #queen of swords    #minor arcana    #major arcana    #art    #original    #genomancer    #mirab    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan   
29
Dec

I was doing some test lighting for an art show piece, and Britney requested I draw my characters with new hair.  I really like Will's bob, so I might make that canon… but Rivek just looks like a greasier Tahno.

12/29/13 at 1:12PM
#haircut    #tahno    #bob    #art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer   
26
Dec

Merry belated Christmas and happy Boxing Day to you Canadians!

Willow and Rivek are going to celebrate by eating copious piles of take-out in their Brooklyn apartment.

12/26/13 at 3:11PM
#christmas    #boxing day    #hannukah    #holidays    #original    #art    #willow    #rivek    #au    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer